NFL Picks: Must-Watch Games of the 2015 Regular Season

Kevin Stott

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:27 PM GMT

Let’s take look at the majority of the Must-Watch contests on the NFL schedule—with point spreads fresh from the renowned the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, as we provide a futuristic NFL pick or six.

Introduction
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has released its annual NFL Games of the Year and Sports Book Executive Director Jay Kornegay, Sports Book Manager Ed Salmons and their crack staff of oddsmakers have posted point spreads for five key games from Weeks 2 through 17, all now available to be bet on at the renowned Sin City sportsbook, which is currently undergoing some major renovations which are scheduled to be completed around Sept. 1, nine days before the NFL’s Kickoff weekend opener and two days before College Football begins. The sportsbook has already posted its point spreads for Week 1 in the NFL earlier in the spring, which includes the 2015 Kickoff Weekend opener—to be played exactly three months from today—on Thursday, Sept. 10 between the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT; NFL Odds: Patriots -2½, Total: 49, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) in an early crucial AFC battle and a game in which Patriots QB Tom Brady may be suspended for his part in the infamous Deflategate scandal in the AFC Championship game last season. So, it’s like this as it always is if you’re a Football fan or bettor or both at this time of the year when the Hummingbirds return en masse—it’s not officially even Summer yet, but football will be here before we know it.

Browsing through the SuperBook 2015-16 NFL Games of the Year, the one week which looks like it could be really be a lot of fun is Week 8 (Oct. 29-Nov. 2), where the Patriots host the Miami Dolphins in a big AFC East tilt (Oct. 29); the Lions and Chiefs get it on in a possibly important inter-conference battle in London (Nov. 1); the Cowboys and Tony Romo host the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson (Nov. 1); the Broncos and Peyton Manning welcome Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to the Mile High City (Nov. 1); and, Andrew Luck and the Colts are in Charlotte to face Cam Newton and the Panthers on Monday Night Football (Nov. 2). And not only should all of these games be deemed “Must-Watch” chunks of sports entertainment, all should be huge for both teams and have NFL Playoffs implications.
Here are most of the biggest games for the coming season. Some are match-ups between teams generally considered to be in the Top 10 of the NFL in recent years, broken down into the First Half (Weeks 1-8) and Second Half (Weeks 9-17)—17 total weeks because of the Bye Weeks all teams have—with the entire aforementioned slate of Week 1 games already out at the SuperBook and a majority of other Las Vegas, European, offshore and online sportsbooks.

Like ants and bees, the NFL just doesn’t rest brother, and games in London in 2015 may eventually lead to games on Jupiter’s moon Lysithea in 3015, although deflating footballs in the Himalia Group of Moons (between 11 and 13 gm from the planet) may be problematic as their Jupiterian Commissioner has a reputation of being three times as tough as the NFL’s Roger Goodell and once suspended a team for Life for wearing tangerine-colored socks. Yes, even Jupiter’s moons have stupid sucky rules that make no sense. But banging a 93-yard FG is so much easier without that wicked, wicked, wicked Gravity on Lysithea although keeping Gatorade from freezing is a problem for Earth-bound teams. Things.

 

Must-Watch Games Weeks 1-8 with Games of the Year Odds (Openers)
Week 1—Thursday, September 10

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots -2½

Sunday, September 13

Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3 (The Rat Bowl, Winston vs. Mariota)

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos -4

 

Week 2—Sunday, September 20

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles -2½

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers -2½ (NFC Championship rematch)

 

Week 3—None

 

Week 4—Thursday, October 1 (TNF)

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers -3

Sunday, October 4

Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints -1

 

Week 5—Sunday, October 11

New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys PK

 

Week 6—Sunday, October 18

New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts -3

 

Week 7—None

 

Week 8—Thursday, October 29 (TNF)

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots -3

 

Sunday, November 1

Seattle Seahawks -2½ at Dallas Cowboys

Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos -2½

 

Monday, November 2 (MNF)

Indianapolis Colts -2 at Carolina Panthers

 

Must-Watch Games Weeks 9-17 with Games of the Year Odds (Openers)

 

Week 9—Sunday, November 8

Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts -3 (Peyton Manning at Old Team one last time)

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys -3 (Huge NFC East implications)

 

Week 10—None

 

Week 11—None

 

Week 12—Sunday, November 29

 

New England Patriots at Denver Broncos -1½ (AFC Champ rematch, Brady vs. Manning)

 

Week 13—Sunday, December 6

Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots -5½

Indianapolis Colts -1 at Pittsburgh Steelers

 

Week 14—Sunday, December 13

Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers -5

Seattle Seahawks -1½ at Baltimore Ravens

 

Week 15—Sunday, December 20

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers PK

 

Week 16—Sunday, December 27

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens -3

 

Week 17—Sunday, January 3

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals -1

New England Patriots -1½ at Miami Dolphins

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Conclusions
These renowned early point spreads from SuperBook include numbers for every primetime game in this coming NFL season, as well as all three Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) games: Eagles at Lions (-1½); Panthers at Cowboys (-4½); and, one of professional sports’ greatest rivalries when the Bears play the Packers (-8½) at Lambeau Field. So, Cheese will be part of the Turkey Day menu this year, courtesy of the NFL. And what else was noticed here? Most, almost all, of the perceived Must-Watch games will be played on Sundays this year. And, as usual, there are a handful of weeks during the 2015 NFL Regular Season with seemingly nothing but “normal,” inter-divisional and inter-conference type games. This is Life. Sometimes mundane, sometimes exciting. Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, and looking up, I noticed I was late.

Also, America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys (Eagles 2x, Saints, Patriots, Seahawks, Packers), the Packers (Seahawks, Broncos, Cowboys) and the Colts (Texans 2x, Patriots, Broncos, Steelers) all seem to really have challenging schedules this season, as do the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots and Brady who have to play the Broncos in Denver this year and have a nasty two-game stretch in Weeks 5-6 where New England travels to Arlington, Texas to face the Cowboys (October 11) and then head to the Hoosier State and Indianapolis the following Sunday (October 18) to dance with Luck and T.Y. Hilton and the high-octane Colts, who have really improved themselves immensely this offseason on the Offensive side of the football, selecting speedy Miami of Florida WR Phillip Dorsett with their Round 1 Draft Pick as well as signing veterans RB Frank Gore (49ers) and WR Andre Johnson (Texans). We'll take a look at all of tghe best NFL picks on the betting board right now in our next story here later this week here at Sportsbook Review.

Westgate Las Vegas Superbook NFL Games of the Year Picks: Patriots -2½ over Steelers, Week 1; Patriots +3 over Colts, Week 6; Panthers +2 over Colts, Week 8; Eagles +5½ over Patriots, Week 13; Packers -5 over Cowboys, Week 14, Patriots -1½ over Dolphins, Week 17. (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)